Desperation by Stephen King

Into the Wild

Read Desperation Online Free - There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's known as Desperation, Nevada.
It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die.
Let the battle against evil begin.
Welcome to ... Desperation

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The following was taken from Steven King's Web Site:

Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. Miners at the China Pit have accidentally broken into another dimension and released a horrific creature known as Tak, who takes human form by hijacking some of the town's residents. The forces of good orchestrate a confrontation between this ancient evil and a group of unsuspecting travelers who are lured to the dying town. This rag-tag band of unwilling champions is led by a young boy who speaks to God.

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Title : Desperation
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ISBN : 0451188462
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 547 pages


Reviews


Carol rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2016

Yikes! U.S. 50 is much more than "the loneliest highway in America" when you end up in DESPERATION!It all begins with a monstrosity of a 6' 7" police officer from hell and a scary trip into town for one unwary traveler after another; and once you do make it to town, well, the deadly creep-fest be...


Dirk rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2014

Why, what a splendid book. Gosh! Tak. ”I see holes like eyes.” Desperation is one of the downright scariest books I’ve read, and the scares come early. King manages, for the most part, to keep the tension up throughout the novel, which makes it one hell of an uneasy read. Some sequences are somewha...


Nicholas rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2010

I'm an indecisive rater and my rating on this will probably fluctuate with mood and memory but regardless of that this is a great read. What I always found insulting was how easily critics, snobs, and pretentious twits write-off Stephen King because he writes stories about realistic people in fan...


Mari rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2016

Say what you will about Stephen King, but you’ve got to hand it to our man in Maine: sitting down with one of his novels is never a struggle. Having read a number of his books, I’ve gradually come to think of him as being a bit like an old friend: a charming, chatty old friend who, for the price...


Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2015

Awesomesauce!! I closed the book with a wicked smile across my face. First, the boy character made this book. Second, the way this story makes you feel like you're right there. Third, how can you not love a 600+ page King novel. The bigger the better in my opinion. One of his best for sure.


Lane rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 10, 2007

So, I dropped the pretention and read a Stephen King novel. True, I read several of King's works...in middle school...but I thought that it was time to give him another chance. After all, King's popularity is eclipsed only by, oh, I don't know...Jesus? Well, not Jesus...but someone popular. I'll a...


Johann rated it ★★★★★

October 16, 2016

"In these silences something may rise." What a book! What a ride! Tak! This is a story about the little mining town of Desperation. Regulating the traffic on the nearby Route 50 is Collie Entragian, who is an absolutely giant madman. If you're caught with a license plate number missing or you've go...


TS rated it ★★★☆☆

March 29, 2015

This book together with its companion novel, The Regulators penned by Stephen King under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann, are probably two of the scariest books I've ever read.


Edward rated it ★★★☆☆

June 05, 2017

The first time I read Desperation, I read it back to back with The Regulators in the fall 1996. Had I been reviewing in my teenage years, I probably would have given this two stars, and The Regulators four stars. The latter is a fun book from beginning to end, while Desperation takes off like a c...


Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ rated it ★★★☆☆

March 24, 2017

IN THESE SILENCES SOMETHING MAY RISE Oi, this book is a doozy! I read it months ago but only just finished its companion novel so I think I'm finally ready to organize my thoughts and write a review of this thing. I know I rated it three stars but that's really only in comparison to King's other...





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